Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Craftsy Review

As you may or may not know I love Craftsy! I love all the classes they offer and the fact you have them forever is wonderful. They are real value for money and they even have many free classes to get you started.  I was not sure at the start as no one likes to part with money for something which is a waste of time. So I took the free class first and loved it. Then I went on to buy about 16 classes so far lol. I have learnt so much from my classes. You can even follow along as the tutor teaches you and pause and do yours then start again. They provide all the classes recipes or instructions as well for you to print out.  So just to fill you in I have some craftsy facts.

What is Craftsy ?
Craftsy is a worldwide craft community offering online classes.  It also has a patterns marketplace where independent designers can sell their patterns; a supplies shop with a great deal on yarn, fabric, and class kits; and a projects section where members share pictures of their craft successes. With over two million members can counting. Craftsy has something for just about everyone, in categories ranging from quilting, sewing, knitting, painting, photography, cooking, and more.

Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Craftsy Class

Before filming even begins, hours and hours are spent determining what content will be covered in each class, and how to best teach specific techniques to camera. Instructors work with an instructional designer to create an in depth outline of each lesson, and decide how to best prepare props or  "step-outs" that show what your projects should like at different steps. Instead of a scripted class, instructors follow their outlines on camera to create an authentic and engaging teaching experience.

Most classes are filmed in one of five Craftsy studio in Denver, CO, assuring that every part of the production process goes off without a hitch. They fly in instructors from all over the world to spend several days filming, then spend several weeks turning hours of footage into a two to three hour class experience that has been watched, re watched, reviewed by industry experts. The final result is an HD-quality video that takes you in-depth into specific topics in any given craft category- from cooking and fine art to sewing and knitting.

What is the Craftsy experience?

Craftsy classes are designed to have all benefits of an in-person class, with none of the drawbacks. Available online and on-demand, you always have world class instructors at the tip of your fingers. You can retake the class as many times as you want, and the 30 second repeat feature allows you to watch the same section over and over again until you get every technique just right.
Watching a Craftsy  class is like having a first-row seat with some of the best instructors in the world. Even better, classes have a 100% money-back guarantee.

Why not try a free class today. There are 23  Free Craftsy Classes ranging from drawing and painting to sewing and quilting, from knitting to cake decorating and more.

So that's a  little information from craftsy itself but I want to add my own finish. I can honestly say I love the classes I have done. I have learnt a huge amount and you can watch and watch again as many times as you like. All from the comfort of your own home with all you things around you. So what have you got to lose try a free class and then like me, more onto the others. Its fun .... go craft today!


  1. I just joined and enrolled in a photography class. There are so many more interesting classes.
    Thank you for sharing this!

    1. Hi Lisa I am so pleased you are trying craftsy it really is fab

  2. They sound great Jill, will check them out xxx


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